About the Scholarship

The Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to individuals who're looking forward to their final year in Ph.D. or Th.D. dissertation writing. This fellowship also helps in building up the religious aspects of the Christians of North America.

The Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship is awarded by The Louisville Institute, an educational institution that helps in gathering intellectuals and clerics to discover ways that religious activities contribute to U.S. society and to give thought to suitable and respectful responses to the problems.


How to Apply?

The documents required while applying for the Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship are:

  • A completed application, which can be found online on the official website of Louisville Institution
  • A 4-page CV or Resume
  • The applicant's Dissertation Prospectus
  • References in 2 - 3 pages
  • Official transcripts from the applicant's graduate and professional schools
  • Two letters of recommendation

The documents must be submitted on or before the deadline date.


Scholarship Amount

The Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship provides monetary compensations amounting to $25000 each, every year.

The fellowships are non-renewable and the number of fellowships varies every year.


Deadline Information

The above-mentioned documents are expected to be submitted on or before the deadline date of February 01, 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate who wants to be considered for the Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship must:

  • be a U.S. candidate for a Ph.D. or Th.D. degree. Applicants must be on track to fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal, by Feb. 1 of the award year and should expect to complete the dissertation by the end of the following academic year. Fellowships are intended to support the final year of dissertation writing.
  • be engaged in a dissertation project with the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions, including seminaries, while simultaneously advancing American religious and theological scholarship. Proposed projects may employ a variety of methodological perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, ethics, the social sciences, biblical studies, and historical, systematic, and practical theology. They may also be interdisciplinary in nature.
  • be enrolled in an accredited graduate school in the United States or Canada.
  • demonstrate a commitment to the Christian church and theological education.
  • demonstrate how his/her doctoral work has prepared him/her appropriately for a career in theological school teaching.

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